Quinnipiac signs Pecknold to contract extension through ’22-23 season

Quinnipiac Head Coach Rand Pecknold questions a call during overtime. Nebraska-Omaha and Quinnipiac skated to a 2-2 tie Friday night at the CenturyLink Center. (Photo by Michelle Bishop) .. (Michelle Bishop)
The 2018-19 season will be Rand Pecknold’s 25th season behind the Quinnipiac bench (photo: Michelle Bishop).

Quinnipiac announced Friday that head coach Rand Pecknold has signed a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.

“Nikki and I are extremely grateful to John Lahey, Mark Thompson and Greg Amodio for their continued support of Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey and their belief in me to lead our program,” said Pecknold in a statement. “I also want to thank my staff and players for their commitment to excellence and their relentless pursuit of success on and off the ice.”

Pecknold will enter his 25th season at Quinnipiac in 2018-19.

He has twice led the Bobcats to the NCAA Division I championship game this decade, finishing as the runner-up at the Frozen Four in both 2013 and 2016. His career record currently stands at 485-297-89, ranking him third among all active NCAA Division I coaches in career victories. He had a streak of 20 straight seasons without a losing record through the 2016-17 campaign, and has had 20-win campaigns a total of 17 times, out of the 18 overall in the history of the program.

“Rand and his staff have built one of the premier programs in college hockey,” added Amodio. “I am incredibly impressed with the tradition of excellence Rand has developed during his 24 seasons as head coach and look forward to many years of continued success under his guidance.”

In addition to his prolonged success with the Bobcats, Pecknold has recently extended his influence to the national team for USA Hockey. This past spring, Pecknold served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men’s National Team, which won a silver medal at the IIHF World Championship.

Pecknold has twice been named the ECAC Hockey Tim Taylor Coach of the Year. In 2015-16, he also earned Spencer Penrose National Coach of the Year honors.

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